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Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries

Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries

Company:

New York Theatre Ballet; Antonia Franceschi; Jerome Robbins; Zhong-Jing Fang; Steven Melendez

Location:

St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Dates:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:00pm daily through October 7, 2016

Tickets:

www.danspaceproject.org

Company:
New York Theatre Ballet; Antonia Franceschi; Jerome Robbins; Zhong-Jing Fang; Steven Melendez


Danspace Project: Legends & Visionaries
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC
Box Office: 866-811-4111, www.danspaceproject.org
October 6-7, 2016 at 8pm


The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.  The work is inspired by the history of Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery: "I was very moved by the recent exhibit at the Church which was of tee shirts used as grave sites for the numerous children killed by guns in the past year," said Antonia Franceschi.

Also featured in the program is Jerome RobbinsAntique Epigraphs set to Debussy's "6 Épigraphes Antiques," staged by Kyra Nichols, and Song Before Spring choreographed by Zhong-Jing Fang (American Ballet Theatre, corps de ballet) and Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet, principal dancer) to Philip Glass' Piano Etudes played live by steel drum ensemble, NYU Steel. Jack Anderson recently wrote about Song Before Spring in London's Dancing Times: "...This was not the gambol one might expect, but an emotional outburst that plunged young people into unruly and unpredictable passions..." and from Carla Escoda of the Huffington Post: "The evening closed with a tumultuous 48 minute account of Philip Glass' etudes arranged for steel drums. The 12-member NYU Steel ensemble took no prisoners. neither did co-choreographers Steven Melendez, of New York Theatre Ballet and Zhong-Jing Fang of American Ballet Theatre."
 


New York Theatre Ballet. Photo: Rachel Neville.
 

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